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In our rapidly evolving world, where Artificial Intelligence (AI) continually showcases its capabilities in the realm of art and creativity, a pressing question arises: Is learning traditional art still relevant and important? Why dedicate oneself to the painstaking mastery of fundamentals like anatomy, perspective, composition, color, and more when impressive results can seemingly be conjured with a mere prompt and a click? Do the merits of building a strong artistic foundation extend beyond the act of image creation?

With over two decades of teaching experience and a lifetime dedicated to practicing art, this lecture embarks on a journey to explore these fundamental questions.

Join us as we delve into the significance of traditional art in the era of AI, and explore its enduring importance. 

Gage Academy of Art acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples as the original inhabitants of this area and connecting waterways. We understand the land that Gage occupies is unceded territory and that today many Indigenous peoples live here and without their stewardship, we would not have access to this space. We honor the Coast Salish Peoples’ sovereignty, rights to self-determination, culture and ways of life. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have called this territory their sacred land. We commit to learning, educating others and repairing the legacy of historically harmful relationships between non-Native and Native peoples in King County. In doing so, we will be honest, and recognize the experiences of Native peoples to include genocide, forced relocation, forced assimilation, and land theft. We also acknowledge Native peoples are survivors, present in today’s world, thriving. We encourage everyone here today to ask themselves: what can I do to support Indigenous communities?

In an effort to be transparent, Gage is contemplating this call to action and re-working how to best support Indigenous communities.

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